§ Mr. Caton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Human Rights Act 1998 comes into effect in(a) Wales and (b) Scotland; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Straw
We plan to bring the remaining provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 into force throughout the United Kingdom on 2 October 2000. However, under devolution legislation already in force, the Scottish Parliament and Executive of the Welsh Assembly may not lawfully act in a manner incompatible with convention rights.